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Eugene-Springfield LGBT Pride Festival

For the 32nd year in a row, Lane County is gearing up to gay it up at Alton Baker Park with the annual Eugene-Springfield LGBT Pride Festival. The all-day affair starts at noon and features a good gaggle of local acts, including Coyote Grace, Lauren Joiner and Spin Cycle, and the whole thing is hosted by downtown celebs Daphne Storm and Trai La Trash (who have hosted events of many different varieties all over town). Around 2:45pm you can catch an American Sign Language performance called “Champagne Glitter,” which involves an ASL rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” If you think about it, that’s the whole point right? You were born this way; embrace it, love it, sign it, scream it from the rooftops and wave those rainbow flags until your arms get sore. It’s been a historic year for LGBT rights so far; let’s keep the flame alive!

The Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival takes place noon-7pm Saturday, Aug. 11, at Alton Baker Park; FREE.